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Trafalgar Studios 2, London4.01 reviews
Office politics, power dynamics and race take centre stage in Rasheeda Speaking.

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Rasheeda Speaking tickets are available now for the limited run of this tense and provoking piece.

Olivier Award nominee Tanya Moodie (Trouble in Mind) and Elizabeth Berrington (Absent Friends) star in the UK Premiere of Joel Drake Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking.

In an upscale Chicago hospital, a doctor is trying to have his new receptionist fired. Desperate to avoid an HR fuss he tries to enlist his office manager as his spy. The power struggle quickly gets out of control. Race, passive aggression and paranoia all fuel the fire in this dark comedy.

Joel Drake Johnson’s incendiary new play examines underlying racism in the workplace, white guilt and the manipulation of women by men in power. Rasheeda Speaking is a shocking dark comedy that keeps you in its claustrophobic grip until the final moment, proving that nothing in Middle America is ever truly black or white.

Rasheeda Speaking was written by award winning playwright Joel Drake Johnson and is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Hair, Dear Brutus) and produced by Troupe (Dear Brutus, The Cardinal – The Telegraph Critics’ Choice), who make their debut at Trafalgar Studios.

Do not miss your chance to grab Rasheeda Speaking tickets, playing for the first time in London for a limited run at Trafalgar Studios.

Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

1hr 30min

Performance dates

18 April 2018 - 12 May 2018

Venue Information

Trafalgar Studios 214 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, United Kingdom, London, SW1A 2DY

Customer Reviews

1 reviews4.0

Christine Filip27th April

Excellent play about a sensitive and actual issue; how to deal with the different backgrounds, personal pasts of people, history, meaning making, which in this play are reflected by the race and color of skin. What I really appreciated that the form was a comedy with painfull remarks from all players. Emphasis on the fact that we all have to find our way in the mess of humanity and biased meaning making and keeping up ego appearances. The end is a creative one where Jaclyn seemingly wins the game because she learned the rules of the game. This is an empowering outcome for Jaclyn. But not an ‘they lived happy ever after’ . There is much more to say about this play, but I would suggest: go and see for yourself. And let yourself feel all the tumbling feelings that comes up, and I assure you that fun and annoyance will be a few of them:-) For the political correctness of it: not being able to recognise and differentiate people’s faces from another origin then the origin where you grew up with or are surrounded by is not discrimination per se.